Best of the Web 10 Feb

Story & Structure

:: Inherently Dramatic Characters
:: Empathetic Heroes and ‘Cinderella Man’
:: Is 80’s Style Action Dead?
:: Great Scene: Die Hard
:: Villains: John August podcast
:: Punching the Puppet – Writing Specs
:: Review: This Is 40

Script Perfection

:: Does Your Dialogue Make This Mistake?
:: 115 Words for Walk
:: 12 Signs of a Promising Spec Script
:: Screenwriting Advice from the Past
:: Paul Thomas Anderson Q&A: The Master
:: Quentin Tarantino: On Screenwriting
:: Screenwriting Tip # 1209
:: Producing Ideas Circa 1939
:: Enjoy the Little Successes on Your Screenwriting Journey
:: “How to…” Books
:: 1, 2, 7, 14 Method
:: Writer’s Block—Really?

Pitching & Selling

:: Don’t Blame Pitching Fumble On The Flip-Flops
:: Best Time of Year to Find an Agent
:: Do Pro Writers Try to Sabotage Aspiring Writers?
:: Meet Your Filmmaking Co-Conspirator
:: A New Age of T.V Series Consumption: Netflix
:: Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting Competition
:: Time to Make A Movie: Filmmaking Stuff
:: January 2013 Spec Market Roundup

Best of the Rest

:: Roman Polanski BFI Retrospective: The Tenant (1976)
:: ‘American Pickers’ Road to TV with Show Creator Mike Wolfe, Part 2
:: Interview with Shane Black
:: Alex Epstein blog: Courier Prime
:: Free Filming Locations
:: Brad Bird’s ‘Tomorrowland’ 1952 Mystery Box
:: Mercifully Short Review: Bullet to the Head
:: David Mamet’s HBO film: ‘Phil Spector’
:: Anna Karenina : Mercifully Short Reviews
:: Are Movies Getting Needlessly Longer?
:: JJ Abrams: Half-life and Portal to the Big Screen?
:: Scarcity and Abundance in the Digital Age
:: How to Avoid Filmmaking Headaches
:: Movies That Should Become Spin-off TV Series
:: Deadlines

With thanks to Jamie Campbell and Brooke Trezise.



About the Author

Jamie Campbell

Jamie Campbell is an author, screenwriter, and television addict.Jamie is proud to be an Editor for The Story Department.Her latest series Project Integrate is out now.

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